A recent study by iCarhireinsurance.com, a leading provider of car hire excess insurance, found that some of the most popular holiday choices for UK travellers are also the most stressful.
Collecting a hire car is unnecessarily complicated and stressful say travellers .
A new study of car hire prices across Europe found that booking the hire car the night before could be cheaper than booking it six weeks in advance.
One in five (21%) hire car drivers have found damage on a hire car which was not highlighted on the checkout sheet. However, if damage isn’t noted on the checkout sheet, drivers could be held liable and have to pay up to £2,000* in excess across Europe this summer.
Almost 1 in 5 travellers told by rental company that credit card was not working forcing them to purchase their excess waiver insurance.
Half of hire car drivers (47%) have felt misled about how much a hire car would cost, with many drivers only finding out the real cost when they pick up the car at the rental desk.
42% of hire car drivers have driven a hire car without fully understanding exactly what insurance they have and what it covers. This is especially concerning as excess liability, the amount drivers might have to pay if the hire car is damaged or stolen, is now over £2,000 in some locations.
The extras sold at car hire rental desks can often double the price of the original quote, but new research has found that it is possible for the car to end up ten times more expensive than the original quote.
All prices within this section were correct at time of publication.